Over 100 firefighters from all over Vermont showed up saturday morning to hold an open discussion with U.S. Fire Administrator Greg Cade. Some of the top issues brought up were the over complicated grant applicaiton process, training standardization, and equipment needs.
Also on the panel was Jim Litevich - Vermont Division of Fire Safety / Chief of the Vermont Fire Academy in Pittsford, Ben O'Brien - Secretary / Treasurer, Professional Firefighters of Vermont, Gene Perkins - President of the Vermont Fire Chief's Association - Ryegate Fire Chief, Doug Brent - Vermont Career Fire Chief's Association - South Burlington Fire Chief, Michael Greenia - President of the Vermont State Firefighters Association, Tom McClay - Vermont Rural Fire Protection Task Force, and Peter Maloska - Director / Professor of the VTC Fire Science Degree Program.
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